Shingles And Lower Back Pain

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Both chickenpox (varicella) and shingles (zoster) can usually be diagnosed by symptoms alone. If a diagnosis is still unclear after a physical examination, laboratory diagnostic tests may be required. These tests use samples of fluid taken from the blister. They are generally used to distinguish between varicella-zoster and herpes simplex viruses.

Ruling out Other Disorders

Ruling out Disorders that Resemble Chickenpox. Chickenpox, particularly in early stages, may be confused with...

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